About WPFC 2020

The World Press Freedom Conference 2020 (WPFC) uniquely gathers journalists, media companies, human rights defenders, members of the judiciary, policymakers, academics, youth, NGOs and everyone who is interested in press freedom worldwide.

Dutch Foreign Minister Stef Blok
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“A free press is essential for a functioning democracy and a free society” - Stef Blok, Minister of Foreign Affairs

Now is the time to stand up for free and independent media and protect journalism from new and existing forms of control. With the independence and freedom of the media under attack in so many countries, this is now more relevant than ever.

Global digital format

WPFC 2020 will be held in a new, innovative format: merging digital and in-person elements. UNESCO and The Kingdom of the Netherlands are the organizers of the conference. Dates are 9-10 December 2020. Many of the sessions will take place in the World Forum in The Hague, although with limited access for the public and the press. Registration will be open as from the beginning of October. Read more on Unesco.org.

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